Tuesday, April 23, 2019

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    Court orders INEC to allow Akinlade access election materials

Court orders INEC to allow Akinlade access election materials

The Ogun state governorship election petition tribunal has ordered the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) to grant Adekunle Akinlade, candidate of the Allied Peoples Movement (APM),  access to the documents used for the conduct of March 9 election in the state.A three-man panel led by Chinwe Onyeabor, presiding judge, gave the order at its inaugural sitting following an ex parte motion [...]

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    Tonye Cole calls for fresh elections in Rivers

Tonye Cole calls for fresh elections in Rivers

Tonye Cole says the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) should conduct fresh governorship and house of assembly elections in Rivers state.Cole was the gubernatorial candidate of a faction of the All Progressives Congress (APC) in the state before the party was disqualified by the courts.Before the general election, the supreme court had affirmed the verdict of an appeal court which [...]

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    Court orders INEC to prosecute Ifeanyi Ubah

Court orders INEC to prosecute Ifeanyi Ubah

A federal high court in Awka, Anambra state capital, has ordered the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) to prosecute Ifeanyi Ubah, senator-elect of Anambra-south and M.N Umenweke, the returning officer, over criminal allegations levelled against them in the February 23 election.The order came following an application sought from the court by Chris Uba, senatorial candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) [...]

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    Certificate of return: We can’t help Okorocha now, says APC

Certificate of return: We can’t help Okorocha now, says APC

The All Progressives Congress (APC) says it cannot help Rochas Okorocha, governor of Imo state, over the decision of the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) not to issue him a certificate of return as senator-elect.Speaking at a press conference in Abuja on Wednesday, Lanre Isa-Onilu, the party's spokesperson, said the matter cannot be resolved yet since the governor is [...]

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    The shortcomings of 2019 elections

The shortcomings of 2019 elections

BY GIDADO SHUAIBThe 2019 general election is the most expensive poll ever organised by the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC). It incurred an additional N69 billion than the  2015 elections. However, when teeming Nigerian electorate were preparing to cast their ballot on February 16, something ‘mysterious’ happened.In the dead of the night, the INEC Chairman, Professor Mahmood Yakubu, summoned a [...]

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    Adamawa APC threatens to boycott supplementary election

Adamawa APC threatens to boycott supplementary election

The All Progressives Congress (APC) in Adamawa has threatened to boycott the supplementary governorship election if the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) insists on conducting the election on Thursday.Ahmed Lawal, organising secretary of the APC, made the party's position known in Yola, the state capital, on Wednesday.Lawal told NAN that the party had rejected the Thursday’s date and communicated its position [...]

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    INEC suspends issuance of certificates to Zamfara APC candidates

INEC suspends issuance of certificates to Zamfara APC candidates

The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has suspended the presentation of certificates of return to candidates of the All Progressives Congress (APC) in Zamfara state.The electoral commission disclosed this in a tweet on Tuesday.https://twitter.com/inecnigeria/status/1110601915677753345?s=19INEC said it has been served with a judgement from the court of appeal in Sokoto and is currently studying it."Breaking: INEC has been served with the [...]

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    INEC fixes Thursday for Adamawa supplementary poll

INEC fixes Thursday for Adamawa supplementary poll

The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has fixed Thursday for the governorship supplementary poll in Adamawa state.Kassim Gaidam, resident electoral commissioner (REC) in the state, made the disclosure at the commission's office in Yola, the state capital, on Tuesday.He said sequel to the high court ruling which vacated the restraining order halting the INEC from conducting the supplementary poll, the [...]

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    Court asks INEC to proceed with Adamawa supplementary election

Court asks INEC to proceed with Adamawa supplementary election

A high court in Yola, Adamawa state capital, has asked the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) to proceed with the supplementary election in the state.The court had previously restrained the commission from conducting the exercise based on a suit filed by Mustafa Shaba, governorship candidate of the Movement For Restoration and Defense for Democracy (MRDD).Shaba had sued the commission over [...]

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    EU on supplementary polls: Violence prevented us from accessing some polling units

EU on supplementary polls: Violence prevented us from accessing some polling units

The European Union Election Observation Mission (EU EOM) says it witnessed intimidation of voters and violence during the supplementary elections.The rerun held in Kano, Bauchi and Benue, Plateau and Sokoto states.In a statement, the EU EOM said police and party leaders failed to prevent attacks on electoral officials by youth gangs armed with clubs and machetes.It said due to harassment, [...]

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    Buratai and the birth of a new army

Buratai and the birth of a new army

BY DON UDEIKEI am not one that partakes in mediocrity. I am also not one that encourages others to be mediocre. I say this because the general elections have come and gone and as usual words, merchants have begun to ply their trades on behalf of their principals that includes some of those that lost in their respective political bids.In [...]

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    We are now institutionalising thuggery, says Peter Obi on Kano rerun

We are now institutionalising thuggery, says Peter Obi on Kano rerun

Peter Obi, vice-presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), has described the supplementary poll that held in Kano state as a dangerous precedent for Nigeria.    In a statement on Monday, Obi said what happened in the state amounted to giving the youths licence to perpetrate violence."We are now institutionalising thuggery and rigging as process of coming into power which is [...]

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    INEC resumes collation of Bauchi governorship results

INEC resumes collation of Bauchi governorship results

The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has resumed the collation of the supplementary governorship election results in Bauchi state. Festus Okoye, a national commissioner of INEC, disclosed this on Monday evening.He said the commission will conclude the remaining result -- from Tafawa Balewa LGA -- and announce the winner of the poll on Monday.INEC is resuming the process hours after a [...]

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    After losing the election and court case, what next for Bauchi governor?

After losing the election and court case, what next for Bauchi governor?

Mohammed Abubakar, governor of Bauchi state, has suffered three defeats within two weeks -- with probably another one looming.The governor, who is seeking reelection under the All Progressives Congress (APC), was first defeated during the March 9 governorship poll. He garnered 465,453 votes to come second to the Peoples Democratic Party's (PDP) Bala Mohammed who got 469,512 votes.He then got [...]

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    INEC officials ‘seek transfer’ from Rivers over election violence

INEC officials ‘seek transfer’ from Rivers over election violence

Some Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) workers are seeking to be transferred out of Rivers state owing to the outbreak of violence during elections in the state.According to Punch, some of the workers expressed concerns for their lives and safety, adding that they are gripped with fear when election approaches.One of the workers, identified simply as Cordelia, reportedly said the workers panic heightened [...]

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    Court strikes out suit seeking to halt collation of Bauchi guber poll

Court strikes out suit seeking to halt collation of Bauchi guber poll

The federal high court in Abuja has dismissed a suit challenging the decision of the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) to resume collation of results in Bauchi governorship election.Mohammed Abubakar, incumbent governor and candidate of the All Progressives Congress (APC), had challenged INEC's decision to collate the result of the March 9 election in Tafawa Balewa local government area of [...]

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